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*Deeeeep breaths*

I don’t know how to write this, but I’m asking Ruach HaQodesh for help.

I’ll start by saying this: I’m in a less than perfect environment and situation.

And, you’re probably nodding like, ‘Yeah, me too, sis.’

I think it’s fair to say that no one has the perfect life.

But what if we did?

Let’s say your life was your own personal idea of perfect paradise.

Would you be happy then? Would you worship without ceasing then? Pray without ceasing then? Finally fulfill your purpose then? More easily forgive then? Would you stay away from sin then?

Likely not. Not while you still have an un-resurrected human body that is. Why? Because no, perfect environments do not create perfect hearts.

Revelation 20 tells us that after the first resurrection, people will dwell in The Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years until the devil is released from the ‘bottomless pit’ (which is not the same as hell/lake of fire).

Then, once he’s released, he will cause a great stumbling in majority of the people. They will conspire against the righteous, and surround them in an ambush. But the fire will consume them before they have a chance to destroy the Christs/Anointed.

So, how is it that these people in this prophecy will be living in literal perfection… yet won’t abstain from immorality? The Kingdom is after all, the most perfect of perfect dwelling places, is it not? What could’ve been missing for them?

They had the perfect food. Peace with all men and creatures. No need for exhaustive labor just to survive. A life of worship. But it wasn’t enough.

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I ended up stumbling upon this last night during a Bible study. The Holy Spirit then led me on a conquest to compare what I think creates a perfect heart, VS. what Scripture says creates a perfect heart.

What I think creates a perfect heart:

  • salvation
  • solitude
  • my idea of the perfect environment
  • painless living
  • gratitude
  • redemption following a great loss

My list is pretty redundant. It all adds up to: “I feel like my heart could be perfect if only my life was perfect!”

I’m probably not alone in this belief. But the Scripture has something greater for you and I.

What is a ‘perfect heart’ according to Scripture?

Proverbs 3:3 says:

Mercy and truth forsake thee not; bind thou those to thy throat, and write them in the tables of thine heart.

Mercy and truth together is perfect love. Love is the Law. “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” (Rom 13:8) Mercy is the pardon is sins, debts, and trespasses. Truth is YAHUAH’s Word. The combination of His wisdom coupled with His grace leads us to true love.

Here’s what I found that scripture says about perfection of the heart as it pertains to this study:

  • “Your laws are perfect and completely trustworthy.” Psalm 119:138
  • “Therefore be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
  • “Are you so foolish and senseless? Having begun [your new life by faith] with the Spirit, are you now being perfected and reaching spiritual maturity by the flesh [that is, by your own works and efforts to keep the Law]?” Galatians 3:3
  • “For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope made perfect, whereby we draw near unto God.” Hebrews 7:19
  • “For it was fitting for God [that is, an act worthy of His divine nature] that He, for whose sake are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the author and founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” Hebrews 2:10

Some interesting and profound statements are made. What stands out to you the most?

For me, it comes from both verses in Hebrews– 2:10 and 7:19

The Law of Moses is perfect, but why didn’t it produce perfect Israelites? We went into captivity multiple times even with Torah. Even after we watched YAHUAH destroy our enemies over and over, rescue us from death, heal us from plagues, give us many great kings, and make us a fruitful master race… we still didn’t have perfect hearts. What happened?

The perfect (Mosaic) Law doesn’t produce perfect hearts because our motives to obey are not driven by love– they’re driven by personal interest and fear.

The Scripture does tell us that prosperity is with those who obey the Word of YAHUAH. Health, wisdom and long life, too. These are great motivators, and are guaranteed to those who abide in the way of The Most High.

But you can live in properity, safety, and health all the days of your life. It doesn’t mean your heart is perfect! This is what happened to Brother Job, peace be upon him!

He was wealthy, his children were righteous, he had a great and fearful name in the city. But after all of his trial and tribulation, it was revealed that his heart had a small seed of entitlement.

“I keep the law… I don’t lie… I don’t steal… I’m not an adulterer… I keep the Holy Days… I make sacrifices… I’m fair to my servants… I love my children… I don’t understand!”

Living in perfection, but his heart simply wasn’t 100% what Yah calls our hearts to be.

But when his suffering was done, he was made perfect in totality (Heb 2:10).

If you have everything you need and want, what motive do you have to draw near to YAH? Sure, you’ll probably worship and be grateful. But would you still feel like you NEED The Most High?

“The Law of Moses could not make anything perfect. But now a better hope has been given to us. And with that hope we can come near to God.”

Hebrews 7:19

We aren’t perfect by works alone, but by faith, which draws us near The Throne Room.

As Israelites, we put a lot of focus on keeping the law, rightfully so. His Law is Perfect. However, it doesn’t matter how prosperous we become– if we aren’t continually drawing near to YAHUAH through the hope of His Promises, our hearts simply will not be perfect.

Drawing near to Yah just for personal interest isn’t enough. We must have an even greater desire for Him to show us who He is, NOT what we can get from Him!

A Prayer to Cast Down An Impure Heart:

Abba Yahuah, I thank you for Your Word and Your Mercy. You are The Most Merciful and The Most Wise. I know that works alone won’t save me, no matter how perfect my life or environment feels. I love to hope in You. You always show up. Getting to know you is a treasure that I look forward to, and I ask for more opportunities for my family and myself to hope in You so that I draw closer to You than I’ve ever gotten before! In YAHUSHA I pray, AMEN

What are your thoughts?

Raabasha Alohalani

I’m a little Israelite woman with a little faith in a big Master. Through cultivating a relationship with The Most High Redeemer of Israel, I’ve overcome suicidal tendencies, body dysmorphia, porn addiction, depression, and the darkness of envy! As a wife and a mommy, it is my earnest desire to share love and open a space for Hebrew, Israelite, and believing women alike who want to help build this City on A Hill. Let's discover His New Mercies each day, and take baby steps towards Shemayim!????